Friday 22 Sep 2017

dr-ali-revjpg

Richard Daniel Auger

March 9, 93, GoldsboroRichard Daniel (Dick) Auger died Saturday morning, March 9, 2013 in Raleigh at Rex Rehab and Nursing Center.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Saint Paul United Methodist Church, 204 E. Chestnut Street, in Goldsboro. The family will receive visitors in the church immediately following the service. Interment will be beside his wife Margaret in Whiteville, NC at a later date.

Dick was born in Bolton, NC on May 1, 1919, the son of Arthur M. and Zillah Jones Auger. He spent most of his childhood in Whiteville, and graduated from Whiteville High School in 1936. He had one older brother, the late Milford Auger of Burlington.

Dick had the great good fortune to marry his wife, Dora Margaret Cooper Auger, who he met during his Army training in the mountains of West Virginia. She loved her children above all else and was a wonderful mother. Three children, Sandra Pittman of Greensboro, Scott Auger of Cary, and Rene Edwards of Smithfield survive. They also have six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Dick graduated from Louisburg Junior College in 1940, where he was a champion boxer, sang in the school chorus and played trumpet in a swing band. After graduation, he worked for a short time as a clerk at Camp Davis in eastern NC. He then entered the Army at the start of World War II and soon advanced to the rank of Captain. In 1944, he joined the fight in Europe just 20 days after the Normandy invasion, in command of a transportation company delivering fuel to support Patton’s Red Ball Express. He served in Europe until the end of the war in 1945.

Leave a Comment

GoldsboroDailyNews.com welcomes and encourages all our users to contribute and voice their opinions. We do not discriminate against any political or ideological views. In order to maintain a civil discussion, the following guidelines will be adhered to:

1.Profanity is not allowed. Comments containing anything that is deemed profane may be deleted entirely.
2.Hate speech will not be tolerated. Comments against a person based on their race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, etc. may be deleted entirely.
3.Threats will not be tolerated. Comments threatening harm or violence to a person or persons may be deleted entirely.

Goldsboro Daily News staff reserves the right to approve, edit, or delete any comments as they see fit based upon these guidelines. User-submit views and comments do not necessary reflect the views and opinions of staff and management of GoldsboroDailyNews.com.